Lately I've been enjoying the Slow Food Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area Restaurants, Markets, and Bars. It covers everything from Latin American restaurants (all kinds of Mission haunts are included) to fancies like Campton Place, along with bakeries, markets, wine shops, etc. To repeat, the book doesn't just feature places that use organic or artisanal ingredients or support biodiversity and sustainability (those are demarcated with a little snail)—it's also full of people and places that keep regional culinary traditions alive, from pupusas to good barbecue to bahn mi. Eat up, but chew slowly.
Slow Food Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area Restaurants, Markets, and Bars
By Sylvan Brackett, Wendy Downing, Sue Moore
($16 on the site below)